FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Airlines Federal Credit Union Technology & Innovation team came up with a unique team-building event, "Putting with a Purpose," which culminated with the collection of more than 3,500 items for the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
On Nov. 1, the 56-member department was divided into nine teams and challenged with collecting food and toiletry items during November. At the annual Year End Celebration on Dec. 2, teams selected their own names – such as the Foo'd Fighters, Green Giants and Food Network – and then brought their donations to the AA Credit Union North Irving Disaster Recovery Center.
A course was marked and each team was tasked with assembling their food donations into various miniature golf course holes. The course included numerous twists and turns, including putting with tennis rackets, plastic baseball bats and a rubber chicken – and on one hole, putting blindfolded.
At the end of the day, Technology & Innovation collected more than 3,500 items for the Tarrant Area Food Bank thanks to its "Putting with a Purpose" event.
"I'm proud that my team was not only able to bond as a group and enjoy the day, but most importantly, to collect some much-needed items for a very worthwhile charity," says Brad Aspgren, Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation at the AA Credit Union. "The day was an absolute success for everyone involved and we were happy to put these items into the hands of people who definitely needed them."
About American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1936, AA Credit Union now serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and people who work in the air transportation industry. In its 75th year, AA Credit Union has more than 229,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $5.3 billion. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, AA Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching its member-owners' financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information, please visit www.AACreditUnion.org.
About Tarrant Area Food Bank
Tarrant Area Food Bank is a private not-for-profit serving Tarrant and 12 neighboring counties on the west side of the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area. The bank is a distribution hub of a 13-county network of hunger-relief charities and social services centers. As a central clearinghouse for donated food and groceries, the Food Bank receives fresh, frozen and nonperishable food donated by the food industry and the community. We distribute this product from our 69,000 square-foot warehouse in Fort Worth to our 300 partner agencies that serve abuse victims, children, the elderly, the chronically ill, the unemployed, the working poor, the homeless and other Texans in need.
AA Credit Union is a registered trademark of American Airlines, Inc.
This credit union is insured by the National Credit Union Administration.
SOURCE American Airlines Federal Credit Union